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Volkswagen Beetle Facts

Volkswagen Beetle Information

The following facts about the modern VW Beetle, manufactured by Volkswagen, were retrieved from many sources. We only strive to point out major facts that could be most useful to our customers here.

The VW Beetle we speak of here is the modern Volkswagen Beetle from 1998 on up. Volkswagen actually stands for "The People's Car" and has become very popular in the United States recently.

The "New" VW Beetle has the engine in the front unlike the older model which had the engine in the back of the car. The modern VW Beetle has disc brakes on all four wheels. This new version makes around 32mpg.

The Volkswagen Beetle is assembled at the VW Pueblo facility in Mexico.

Volkswagen Beetle Car Enthusiasts love to accessorize their "Bugs", here are ten of their favorite car accessories categories:

For more information, visit our Volkswagen Beetle History section as well.

More VW Beetle Facts

The Volkswagen New Beetle was first introduced in 1998.

Unlike the original Beetle, the New Beetle has its engine in the front and luggage storage in the rear.

At the 1994 North American International Auto Show, Volkswagen unveiled the Concept 1, retro-themed concept car with a resemblance to the original Volkswagen Beetle.

It is currently assembled in the VW Puebla factory in Mexico.

Engine choices include the 2.0L inline-4 for the base model, the 1.9L TDI, which was discontinued in 2006, and the 1.8L Turbo inline-4 for the Sport models.

In May 2010, Volkswagen announced that production of the New Beetle will cease in 2011.

VW Beetle Accessories

Sources: Wikipedia, VW.com

Volswagen Beetle

Produced By: Volkswagen
Years: 1998 - Present
Class: Compact

Volswagen Beetle (New)

Produced: 1998 - 2011
Type: 2 dr Compact Car
2 dr convertible
Engine Size: 1.8L Turbo I4
1.9L TDI I4
2.0 I4
2.5L I5

Volswagen Beetle (A5)

Produced: 2011 - Present
Type: 2 dr Compact Car
2 dr convertible
Engine Size: 2.0 TSI I4
2.0 TDI I4
2.5L I5